Get your spooky pen out – Trees & Hills wants you to help us make another set of Trick or Treat Comics! This set of miniature comics will be perfect for giving to trick-or-treaters or Halloween party-goers.
Content: Spookiness, monsters, ghosts, pumpkins, & other Halloween-related stuff. Must be suitable for children.
Deadline: October 7. We will have a drawing party in Keene, NH on October 6 for people to draw and submit their comics.
Format: The printed comics will be 2.75″ x 4.25″ (that’s 1/8th-letter size – a sheet of paper folded in half 3 times), 8 pages, black & white, with 1/4″ margins. Please leave the lower half of the last page blank (or the right half if landscape format) so we can include information about the collection. First page can be a cover if you like; last page can be a back cover if you like, but in any case you’ll probably want to fit your name & website (or other preferred contact info) there. Either portrait or landscape orientation is fine.
How to submit: First, you have to live in Vermont, New Hampshire, or western Massachusetts; give us a mailing address so we can send you a set of comics. Then submit your comic one of the following ways:
- Email your comic to firstname.lastname@example.org as a set of TIF files, one for each page, with filenames formatted [your last name]-12h-[page number] (e.g. Tedford-12h-1.tif, Tedford-12h-2.tif, etc – the “12h” indicates the page is a 2012 Halloween comic). They should be 600 dpi B&W (300dpi greyscale is OK if you’re using ink washes or something).
- Have us scan your art at the Trick or Treat Comics drawing party on October 6.
- Send clean photocopies to Trees & Hills Comics Group, PO Box 645, Winchester, NH 03470 (but they absolutely have to arrive by the deadline to be included in the batches that go out for Halloween).
- If you’re unable to produce digital files and don’t have enough time to mail copies, ask if the T&H Mobile Production Unit may be able to come scan your comics for you.
End result: The comics will be posted online as freely-downlaodable print-ready PDFs; you may print as many copies as you want to give away. We will also be offering printed sets for sale, of which we will send you a copy for free. Do not redistribute PDFs or sell copies of anyone else’s comic without their permission; however, you should feel free to sell your own comic individually and/or offer it for download.
We look forward to seeing your spooky comics!